|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|December 13, 1988
|Release # 88-109
Franklin Sports Industries, Inc. Recalls All Of Its Lawn Darts
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Franklin Sports Industries, Inc. of Stoughton, Massachusetts, is the first company to voluntarily recall its yard dart sets because the blunt metal tips may pose a risk of injury, especially to children.
The Franklin yard darts were sold separately as Model #3210 Yard Dart Set and as part of combination sets as Model #3283 Three Game Combination Set, Model #3284 Three Game Combination Set and Model #3287 Five Game Combination Set.
Each of these sets contained four yard darts, 12 1/2 inches long with a 1 3/4 inch blunt metal tip. Each dart has one aerodynamic fin with three wings.
Consumers that have these yard darts should stop using the darts immediately and return just the four darts directly to: Yard Dart Recall, Franklin Sports Industries, 17 Campanelli Parkway, Stoughton, MA 02072.
Consumers will receive $5.00 directly from Franklin Sports Industries, Inc. for the return of the four yard darts. To identify yard darts made by Franklin, consumers should check for the permanently embossed FRANKLIN logo and the warning "ADULT GAME NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN'S USE" which appears on two of the wings. Only yard darts with both identifying marks should be returned.
Consumers requiring additional information may call Franklin sports at 1-860-225-8679; Massachusetts residents should call 1-617-344-1111.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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